Is the Japanese Studies MA Right for You...?
Please use the navigation links on the top right and read the sections on this website on the various degree options to see the different degree programs in Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan (see links for the MA in Japanese Studies, Dual Degrees, and Other Degree Programs). The Center for Japanese Studies accepts applications only for its Master of Arts in Japanese Studies Program and its associated dual degree programs. If you are interested in undergraduate or doctoral study, please see the Other Degree Programs section and find the appropriate place to submit your application.
Is University of Michigan Right for You...?
To find out more about students' perspectives on what it's like to be a graduate student at the University of Michigan and to live in Ann Arbor, we recommend the following resources from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, under whose auspices the Center's graduate programs are offered:
Graduate School Blog (http://www.rackham.umich.edu/blog/) offers up-to-date pointers about professional development opportunities, issues in graduate education, tips on maintaining wellness, campus news, and much more. The blog also showcases posts from a group of graduate student bloggers as they share their perspectives on graduate student life.
Rackham Video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/rackhamvideo) offers a series of student-to-student videos comprised of interviews with 20 current graduate students on a variety of topics, including getting ready for graduate school, balancing work and life, getting to know Ann Arbor, and advice for international students, students with disabilities, and students with children.
Admission Process Overview
All students applying for graduate study at the University of Michigan apply to the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for admission. The Center for Japanese Studies reviews the applications and recommends students to Rackham for admission. Rackham then reviews the applicant's credentials and makes offers of admission. Please review the Rackham minimum requirements for admission before proceeding with the application process.
The Center for Japanese Studies admits students to its Master of Arts programs once a year for the fall term. The application deadline is January 10 each year for the fall term beginning in September of the same year. Applications are reviewed by the CJS Admissions and Fellowships Committee, which is composed of faculty members of the Center. Admission offers are mailed by March 15. The Center does not provide admission status information of individual applicants by phone or email.
Please use the navigation links to the right (preceded by a small circle) for more detailed information about the admission application process.
Go to the Application Materials section for detailed information on required application materials and links to the online application system.
If you are applying to a dual degree program, please be sure to read the additional information in the Dual Degrees section.
Online Application Problems
If you have problems with your online application account, such as forgetting your login ID or password, please use the navigation links at the top right of this page and go to the Downloads and Links page for more information on how to get help.
After Application Submission
Once you submit your application, you may also be interested in the following additional information:
- Use the navigation links to the right for more information on:
- Tracking the Status of your application after submission
- Responding to the admission offer (After Admission)
- Arranging for a Campus Visit.
- Find more information on funding your graduate study in the Student Funding section.
- Find more information in the Student Resources section on various resources for graduate students, including
- UM resources on Japan
- Japan-related student organizations
- Study in Japan
- Summer Japanese Language Programs
- Finding Japan-Related Jobs
- General Campus Resources to Support Graduate Students
- Master's Programs
- Other Degree Programs
- Student Funding
- Student Resources
- Malm Award